Check the weight of your heavy vehicle

If you drive a heavy vehicle in the Northern Territory (NT) it must not exceed the manufacturer's mass limit or the legal mass limit.

A vehicle is considered heavy if it is rated over 4.5 tonne Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM).

To check if your vehicle complies with mass limits, you can take it to your nearest weighbridge.

Weighbridges are available for voluntary and mandatory weight checks.

There are four weighbridges in the NT:

  • Darwin
  • Katherine
  • Tennant Creek
  • Alice Springs.

If you drive a heavy vehicle and see a weighbridge sign open, you must proceed as instructed to the weighbridge.

If it is manned, an enforcement officer will tell you what to do.

If it unmanned, you can get a print-out of the recorded weight of the vehicle by following a set of instructions.

You can use unmanned weighbridges 24 hours a day, seven days a week including public holidays.

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If you go to the Berrimah weighbridge in Darwin, you can now use your smartphone or tablet device to check the weight of your vehicle.

The new ticketing system allows you to get the following information displayed on your device:

  • individual axle group weights
  • GVM
  • Gross Combination Mass (GCM).

You will then have the option to send the details to your email account.

To find out more get the Berrimah weighbridge electronic system guide (776.6 kb).

You can still choose to get your vehicle's weight information by printing out a weigh docket.

Last updated: 08 June 2018

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